India ready to host '14 World T20

India are ready to host few matches of the 2014 ICC World T20 if Bangladesh are not able to meet the ICC’s August deadline to prepare two of the four proposed venues, BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said here on Thursday.

“We have given a guarantee that if need be, we will help them by having stand-bye venues,” Dalmiya, who returned from attending the ICC annual conference in London on Wednesday, said.

“Two of the four venues — in Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet — in Bangladesh are doubtful. In case they are not able to get them ready in time, we are ready to host the matches,” he added.
Dalmiya however said they were not “rejoicing” at such a situation.

“It’s a difficult situation but I’m not rejoicing. But we’re definitely there for them if we are informed six months in advance.”

India will host three major world tournaments till 2023: the World T20 in 2016, the second World Test Championships in 2021 and then the 50-over World Cup.

Dalmiya was excited to have got the major ‘share of the cake.’

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